The Port of Map Ta Phut is located in south central Thailand on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand about 27 kilometers east of Sattahip Commercial Port and about 150 nautical miles southeast (about 220 kilometers by road) of the Port of Bangkok. About 150 kilometers east of Thailand's border with Cambodia, the Port of Map Ta Phut is the gateway to industrial areas in southern and southeastern Thailand.
The Port of Map Ta Phut is a high-volume, high-capacity industrial port serving the area's heavy industries. It is Thailand's biggest industrial port, offering one-stop services that meet the highest international standards. The Port of Map Ta Phut was established to support the government of Thailand's policy to promote investment in the country, and it is part of the country's Master Plan for the Eastern Seaboard Development Program. With this in mind, the Port of Map Ta Phut was built to accommodate a wide range of vessels, equipment, and cargoes and to boost the country's capacity for exporting.
The Port of Map Ta Phut's public terminals contain terminals, warehouses, open yards, and ample equipment. The public terminals include the general cargo berth operated under a 30-year concession by Thai Prosperity Terminal Company Ltd. The liquid cargo berth is operated under a 30-year concession by Thai Tank Terminal Company Ltd. The Port of Map Ta Phut also contains dedicated terminals used by specific companies: the Rayong Bulk Terminal, the National Fertilizer Terminal, the Alliance Refining Terminal, the Maptaphut Tank Terminal, and the Glow SPP3 Terminal.
The Thai Prosperity Terminal (TPT) Company Ltd operates the Port of Map Ta Phut Multipurpose Terminal serving customers in the Maptaphut Industrial Estate. TPT manages the Port of Map Ta Phut's Multipurpose Terminal as a common-use port serving international vessels and facilitating the discharge of general, bulk, and specialized cargoes and containers.
The Port of Map Ta Phut Multipurpose Terminal is a modern facility that includes two berths. The main berth is 330 meters long with alongside depth of 12.5 meters, and it can accommodate vessels to 60 thousand DWT. The small vessel berth is 150 meters long with alongside depth of 6 meters. The terminal's back-up area covers 80 thousand square meters including 75 thousand square meters of open yard for general cargo, containers, heavy-lift and bulk cargoes. The warehouse of over four thousand square meters handles a variety of cargoes.